• On Jan 5, 2023
    Keith from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What percentage of down payment is required to reserve rooms on ship?

    Welcome, Keith!  

    Thank you for bringing your important question to planDisney. I love hearing that you’re dreaming about a Disney Cruise Line vacation – there's nothing like it! With the incredible service, exciting ports of call, and many onboard adventures and entertainment it makes for a practically perfect vacation.

    The standard deposit required to book a Disney Cruise is 20 percent of the total cruise cost, which will vary depending on your party size, ship, sailing date, and itinerary. You can browse these possibilities on the main page of the Disney Cruise Line website.

    There is a special offer available now for 50 percent off that standard deposit, making your required down payment just 10 percent of the total cruise cost! Please see the details of this special offer and I hope it fits a desirable time frame for your next adventure. The standard policies for paying in full and cancellation will apply to the reduced deposit sailing.

    My family’s last two cruises were determined by amazing special offers – we let the winds take us by exploring a new destination or ship based on these unique savings. I hope you can find something that suits your family, Keith.  

    One last tip for future cruise savings – don’t forget to take advantage of the future cruise discount by booking a placeholder while onboard. You can do this in the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app, and it requires a flat payment deposit (which is reimbursable if you decide to not finalize that future cruise booking). That placeholder is good for 24 months from your sailing.

    No doubt you’ll find a ship and itinerary that will make all your vacation dreams come true! Please come back with any more questions for us as you start to make some plans.  

    Bon voyage,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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